Kiki de Montparnasse: ROLE MODEL

"I was born October 2, 1901, in Burgandy. My mother traipsed off to Paris leaving me with my grandmother, who now found herself with half a dozen youngsters on her hands -- her three daughters had made her a present of the job of bringing them up. 
... We were six little love-babies, our fathers having overlooked the little matter of acknowledging us, and my mother sent five francs a month to pay for my board." [an excerpt from her autobiography, THE EDUCATION OF A FRENCH MODEL]

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